Question: How to deal with RNA-SEQ samples with different number of raw reads?
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2.7 years ago by
Whoknows760
Tehran,Iran
Whoknows760 wrote:

Hi all,

I have a human RNA-SEQ project consists 4 samples; 2 condition each of them has 2 replicates. Three of four samples contain 20 millions paired-end reads however one of them consist 50 millions paired-end reads. Read length is same for all samples, 150bp.

I'd like to know, Is this reads difference will affect on my final result or not?

Is there any way to normalized data for DE step based on their library size?

Thanks.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.7 years ago by Devon Ryan93k • written 2.7 years ago by Whoknows760
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2.7 years ago by
Devon Ryan93k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan93k wrote:

You only tend to run into problems once you get ~10x differences in depth. All common RNAseq tools (DESeq2, edgeR, limma/voom, etc.) will already properly normalize your data.

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.7 years ago by Devon Ryan93k

thanks devon, so 30 millions extra reads is not a big deal for common analysis pipeline, right?

ADD REPLYlink modified 2.7 years ago • written 2.7 years ago by Whoknows760

Correct, though it's not so much the difference between them as their ratio that ends up being a problem.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.7 years ago by Devon Ryan93k

Hello,

I have faced the exact problem but greater than it has mentioned above. My project is included 2 conditions (tumor vs. normal) with 21 and 5 replicate respectively. 4 samples in tumor condition contain 250-300 million reads however other samples consist of 60-100 million reads on average. Since the results show significant differences between these samples it seems DESeq2 normalization does not help. Is there any suggestion for fixing this problem?

Thanks.

Reza

ADD REPLYlink modified 11 weeks ago • written 11 weeks ago by rezashiralmohammad0

This should be its own question.

ADD REPLYlink written 11 weeks ago by Devon Ryan93k

Thanks. I submitted it as a new question.

ADD REPLYlink written 11 weeks ago by rezashiralmohammad0
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